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Army, CRPF squabble over who killed Pampore militants
NEW DELHI, June 27 (Agencies): CRPF Director General (DG) K Durga Prasad today contradicted Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's remark over Pampore terror attack that "it appeared that Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) were not followed by CRPF personnel." Eight CRPF men were gunned down by terrorists, while 22 were injured in an encounter in Pampore area of Srinagar on Sunday (June 26). Lauding the bravery of the men in the bus, Prasad said...
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Security review to thwart future militant attacks: Akhtar
Says Pampore attack condemnable act
SRINAGAR, Jun 27: Education minister Naeem Akhtar today said that the state government is reviewing the entire security scenario to prevent any attack on security forces in future. The minister was responding after legislators in Upper House sought Government’s response on the recent attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Pampore in which eight jawans lost their lives and 20 others were injured. The minister assured that a strategy i...
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Contractual lecturers threaten indefinite strike
Address our issue or close down degree colleges
SRINAGAR, June 27: The contractual lecturers working in different colleges of valley have threatened to go on indefinite strike if government does not address their recruitment issue. On Monday scores of lecturers from various degree colleges of valley staged protest demonstration at press enclave here in Srinagar demanding a proper recruitment policy from the administration without further delay. The lectures said though they had served highe...
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CET-2012 paper leak scam: Cross-exam of SIT head deferred
SRINAGAR, June 27: An anti corruption court today deferred cross examination of head of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) that had probed Common Entrance Test (CET) 2012 paper leak scam Sources in the court said that the court deferred the hearing till tomorrow as the senior lawyer Nazir Ahmad Ronga was busy in another matter before High Court. On June 24, examination-in-chief of head of SIT had concluded after three consecutive days of hear...
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CM reviews traffic management, mobility plan for Srinagar
SRINAGAR, Jun 27: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today called for formulating a futuristic traffic management and mobility plan for Srinagar without blemishing the city’s distinct heritage character by constructing concrete monsters. “The Government of India subsidiary RITES which has already formulated a mobility plan for Srinagar, would be asked to revisit the same and come up with a refurbished plan in tune with the present day and futuristic...
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Members of Parliamentary Standing Committee call on Mehbooba
New tourist destinations to be developed in J&K: CM
SRINAGAR, Jun 27: The members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Tourism, Transport and Culture headed by Kiranmay Nanda, MP, called on the chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti here last evening and discussed issues pertaining to development of modern tourism infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir. Interacting with the Parliamentary delegation, the Chief Minister said J&K Government is in the process of developing new tourist destinations in th...
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Violence will not resolve any problem: Omar
SRINAGAR, Jun 27: Hitting out at the ruling BJP for demanding aerial bombing on Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK), former chief minister Omar Abdullah said that violence would not resolve any problem. “It is the same BJP which lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for visiting Pakistan to attend his counterpart Nawaz Sharif’s daughter’s marriage. On the one hand they exchange gifts and other the other hand they demand action against Pakistan,” ...
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CM hosts Iftaar at SKICC lawns
SRINAGAR, Jun 27: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, hosted Iftaar at SKICC lawns, here this evening. Around 2000 guests from across the state attended the Iftaar. A host of dignitaries including Governor, N N Vohra, Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Kumar Singh, Chairman Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali, Deputy Speaker, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi, Council of Ministers, Members of Parliament, Legislators, Chief Secretary, Director General of Police, Ad...
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IIT for Kashmir to be taken up with Centre: Naeem
SRINAGAR, Jun 27: Minister for Education, Naeem Akhter today informed the legislative assembly that Centre had announced setting up of IIT in Jammu, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. He said that Centre has also decided to open an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Jammu and Kashmir. Replying to a question posed by Rashid, the Minister said that Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Plan Package for the state inter-alia mentions esta...
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Dy Speaker asks govt to act against IAS officer
SRINAGAR, June 27: Deputy Speaker, legislative assembly Nazir Ahmad Gurezi today directed state Government to remove the IAS officer presently posted as Commissioner Secretary Education allegedly responsible for the suicide attempt of former Deputy Commissioner Baramulla. The issue was again raised by PDP senior leader Javaid Mustafa Mir, who told the house that justice should do in one case. He said that government issued transfer orders of s...
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Separatists appeal for ‘peaceful K-issue resolution’
SRINAGAR, June 27: Senior separatist leaders today appealed people to pass a resolution favouring the peaceful solution of Kashmir and Palestine issues according to the wishes and aspirations of the people in all the big congregational prayer meetings on the Jumat-ul-Wida Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik in a joint press statement cautioned the government that the Kashmiris will never allow the construction of...
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CAG pulls up J&K for delay in NFSA implementation
SRINAGAR, Jun 27: The Comptroller and Auditor General has pulled up the the Jammu and Kashmir government for "undue delay" in implementation of National Food Security Act and also criticised the public distribution department for "not reviewing" earlier the list of BPL families. Taking into consideration the census figures of 2011, the CAG report tabled in the state Assembly here today said 26 per cent of the population in the state remained ou...
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Major reshuffle in J&K Judiciary
24 District & Sessions Judges transferred
JAMMU, June 27 (JNF): 24 I a major reshuffle in J&K Judiciary, 24 District & Sessions Judges were transferred today. In a Full Court meeting held at Srinagar under the chairmanship of Chief Justice N Paul Vasanathakumar the transfers of 24 District & Sessions Judges were ordered. According to order issued by Registrar General MK Hanjura today, Ashok Kumar Koul presently posted as Special Judge Anticorruption Jammu has been transferred and post...
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Minor reshuffle in administration
SRINAGAR, Jun 26: The state government today ordered some transfers in the state administration. Yasha Mudgul, Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla, was transferred and posted as Additional Resident Commissioner and ex-Officio Secretary, Resident Commission, New Delhi. Ali Raza, KAS, Secretary in the Tribal Affairs Department, is transferred and posted as Secretary in the Agriculture Production Department. Dr. Nasir Ahmad Naqash, KAS, Special Secr...
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Cartoon Corner
Green nod to Rs 4640.88 Cr Kiru hydroelectric project in J&K
NEW DELHI, Jun 27(Agencies): Environment Ministry has given green nod to the Rs 4,640.88 crore Kiru hydroelectric power project to be developed on Chenab river in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir. “In a major development the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has accorded environment clearance to 624 MW Kiru HE Project in J&K State,” NHPC said in a statement. The Kiru project will be developed by Chenab Va...
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Guv expresses grief
SRINAGAR, Jun 25: Governor NN Vohra has conveyed his grief on the killing of five CRPF personnel in the Pampore terror attack today afternoon. The Governor conveyed his sympathy to the families of those killed and wished early recovery to the injured personnel...
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Lessons from Pulwama
The recent attack by militants on CRPF personnel Pulwama, one of the deadliest in recent years, should make the authorities concerned sit-up and take notice of the many laxities that facilitate such attacks. Eight Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed and 21 others wounded when militants, reportedly associated with Lashkar-e-Toiba, rained bullets on the bus carrying them in Pulwama district on Saturday. The question of whethe...
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Negotiating with Undeclared Emergency
By Pushkar Raj
Last month, Hyderabad police registered a case against Prof. Kancha Ilaiah for writing an article in a Telugu daily, entitled 'Is God not a democrat'? The article questioned inequality in society and discussed concept of god. For doing so the professor was reproached for insulting sentiments of a community and charged for promoting enmity between different religious groups under section 153 (A) and 295 (A) of Indian Penal Code. This is an examp...
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Loose cannons in BJP create problems for party leaders
By Brij Bhardwaj
Loose cannons in ruling party have a use, but can also create major embarrassment for the ruling elite. Subramaniam Swami, a nominated member of Rajya Sabha has done it twice in recent times. First time he chose Raghuram Rajan, Governor of Reserve Bank of India as his target. His criticism of the Governor was ignored by BJP as well as Finance Minister Arun Jetley as they also were not very happy with Rajan for his rigidity and refusing to take h...
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Why special silver-alloy commemorative coins for selected VVIPs only?
Dear Editor, It is significant that ordinary members of public under present faulty system never get silver-alloy commemorative coins in normal sale, while some selected ones got attractive coins of metal-value much-much higher than face-value of such silver-alloy coins free-of-cost in attractive packing. Silver-alloy coins should have face-value more than double the metal-value at time of issue of coins, and should be available for general pu...
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Parrikar’s message for Army jawans ‘You are trained to kill, not to die’
CUTTACK, June 27 (Agencies): Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said that he has instructed Indian Army jawans to retaliate with full force when Pakistan violates ceasefire or militants infiltrate stressing that they are trained to kill and not to die. Manohar Parrikar’s statement came in the wake of terror attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Pampore of Jammu and Kashmir that left eight personnel of the sec...
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'India deserves to be in NSG, the US will work for it'
US, June 27 (Agencies): The US is "disappointed" that India was not admitted to NSG during its recent plenary in Seoul, US Ambassador to India Richard Verma said today but asserted that it will continue to work with all the members of 48-nation grouping on India's accession in the months ahead. Referring to Indo-US civil nuclear cooperation, he said the two sides have moved forward on a 15-year project to build six Westinghouse reactors produci...
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Shaheen wins Summer Gold Cup
JAMMU, June 27: Shaheen Football Club won the Ist Summer Gold Cup Football Tournament, organised by Sainik Colony Football Club involving 18 team representing local clubs here today. In the final, Shaheen defeated JKPS Football Club by a solitary goal. The only goal of the match came through Ravi Rana in the last minutes of the game. Earlier, JKPS FC missed the golden chance of levelling the score by missing the penalty. The penalty was awarded...
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Government's top priority is eliminating poverty: Naidu
DELHI, June 27 (Agencies): Stressing that the government's top priority is eliminating poverty, Union Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation M Venkaiah Naidu today urged commercial banks to scale up lending to the urban poor for setting up micro-enterprises. In his inaugural address at the National Conference on 'Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)' here, Naidu emphasised on the need for enhanced ...
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